April 24th, 2013
02:05 PM ET

Guatemalan court begins to untangle genocide trial standstill

A week ago, the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt appeared headed to a historic conclusion. Today, it is at a standstill, the result of procedural missteps that have cast uncertainty over the process.

The country's Constitutional Court on Tuesday began to answer some of the legal questions that are holding up the trial. But the biggest one - whether the trial proceedings will be annulled - remains to be clarified.

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  1. stuart

    My bet...Efrain Rios will not be a candidate for the next Nobel Peace Prize.

    April 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Injun Ere

    The jesuits supported the dictator, how much you wanna bet? And the catholic lawyers are deliberately tangling the case.
    Isn't Guatamala a catholic country? Says it all right there.

    April 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Prophet

    Religion is valid and worth only in haven...please stupid gossip

    April 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |